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Gardening 101: Hakone Grass

Hakone Grass, <i>Hakonechloa:</i> “Japanese Forest Grass”<p>Think of it as Cousin Itt style for the garden. Low-growing clumps of <i>Hakonechloa macra</i> grass add …

Japan

Use this instead of grass for your lawn

When I was a kid, I always wondered why people cared about keeping patches of grass outside their homes. I assumed someone would explain it to me …

Gardening

An updated Scandinavian summer cottage weaves Japanese influences throughout

There are few better places to spend a Scandinavian summer than in a breezy cottage by the water. One stellar example is the Summer House completed …

Architecture

How to keep plants alive in this blistering summer heat

A friend went to Portland, Ore., for a getaway and felt pretty smug about missing the recent SoCal heat wave, until he returned and surveyed the wreckage around his Pasadena home.<p>“Lost many plants in my yard,” he texted. “Very upsetting. Blow torch.”<p>We know the feeling.<p>The blast of heat that …

Gardening

The Only Pot and Pan Brands Worth Buying, According to NYC Chefs

Have you ever walked into a vacation rental kitchen to whip up a delicious meal, only to realize that the cookware is not nearly as good as your own? …

Kablan magnetic porcelain tiles eliminate glue, grout and probably a few mistakes

<b>In the new factory-fast prefab world, this is an attractive solution poles apart from the old way of doing floors.</b><p>We talk often about Open Building, …

This Award-Winning Cabin Is a Relaxing Antidote to City Living

Sited in a remote Canadian forest, a luxurious cabin rental embraces indoor-outdoor living.<p>When a Shanghai–based, Canadian–Brit family approached Robert E. Miller of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson to design their dream cabin in the woods of Ontario, the principal architect went the extra mile.<p>Designed as …

Architecture

The 56 Most Brilliant PVC Hacks You’ve Ever Seen

What can’t you do with PVC pipe? Here are 56 incredibly smart (and cheap!) ways to use this do-it-all material around your home and workshop.<p>Keep …

Crazy Quilt Garden: A Revolutionary Way to Create a Tapestry of Color

My mother’s grandmother, Nettie Bailey of Dividing Creek, New Jersey, died when I was a very young child. My memories of her are sketchy and few. …

Gallery of Clifton House / Malan Vorster Architecture Interior Design - 1

Image 1 of 36 from gallery of Clifton House / Malan Vorster Architecture Interior Design. Photograph by Adam Letch

Polished Concrete: How It Is Made and What to Consider When Using It in Your Projects

Polished concrete is a versatile material that is easily customizable in its appearance, using stunning aggregates, quartz, and colors to create a …

9 Mother’s Day Gifts for Moms Who Love Travel

Mother’s Day is fast approaching (consider this your official notice) and even though your Mom may insist she doesn’t want a thing, it never hurts to …

Frequent-flyer Programs

This Secret Part of Athens Has White-sand Beaches, Charming Tavernas, and Stunning Ancient Temples

Just 10 miles outside the city center, the revived Athenian Riviera offers a revelatory new way to experience the Greek capital.<p>Here on the beach in …

Farm-to-table

Chickadee / Surround Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Located in West Boulder, tucked into the base of the foothills, the site was among a handful of …

This $25 Device Helps Me Avoid Getting Sick While Traveling

Say hello to restful, humidified sleep.<p>Traveling is the absolute best, but one downside that often accompanies packing up my bags, hopping on a …

Handbags

15 Apartment Soundproofing Tips without Renovation

Unless you’re one of the lucky ones who lives far out in the country, noise pollution is almost always a problem. From vehicles driving past your …

Gardening 101: Eastern Redbud Trees

Eastern Redbud, Cercis canadensis: “Pea Flowers”<p>In early spring the distinctive and profuse flowers of eastern redbud <i>(Cercis canadensis),</i> a small …

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How to Calculate Staircase Dimensions and Designs

This question can be basic and you may know the answer, but it's always good to remember some elementary calculations that help us to streamline the …

Why You Should Always Travel with a Tennis Ball

When packing for a trip, you probably include a change of clothes and toiletries in your carry-on — in case your luggage gets lost — along with a …

Muscle

I Traveled to 60 Countries in One Year—Here's Where I'd Recommend

It's a scenario many have dreamed about but never dared turn into reality: Stacie Flinner and her husband, David, ended their lease, put their …

Living on the edge: 21 of the world's most dramatic villages

Cemoro Lawang, Indonesia<p>Pitigliano, Italy<p>Aogashima, Japan

National Parks

Important Factors to Consider Before Building Foundation Walls

A foundation wall provides support for the entire structure you are building. Foundation walls should be planned and constructed carefully as they …

Home Improvement

10 Places You Need To Visit In Greece This Summer

Greece may still be fiscally flabby but it’s shaping up to be one of the world’s hottest destinations this summer. In recent years Athens has emerged as a great city break destination and the country as a whole still offers better value for your money than other Mediterranean hot spots like Spain …

European Travel

Critter Creek Garage

After serving as a family home for 20 years, the Critter Creek Garage makes a new life out of its old memories. The current building now functions as …

Romanian Culture: A World of Its Own

Romanian culture sets itself apart from others in the East European region just as it shares some elements with them. Romania's Dracula legend and …

Top 5 Greek island destinations in 2018

From heart-stopping adventures to the perfect Mediterranean dish, Greece has a variety of destinations to discover. In 2018, we handpicked five …